How do IS leader effectiveness and IS organizational maturity impact IS unit effectiveness? Drawing on existing CIO capabilities literature, IS organizational maturity literature and IS effectiveness literature, this paper proposes to gather and analyze survey data to compare the capabilities of the CIO with the IS unit’s organizational maturity to empirically determine which more influences IS effectiveness. The role of CIO in creating IS unit organizational maturity will also be tested.
Dawson, Greg and Watson, Richard, "What Really Matters: An Empirical Study on the Relative Importance of the CIO and the Maturity of the IS Organization in Producing Effective IS Performance " (2005). SAIS 2005 Proceedings. 43.